It was featured on Weather Window on Global TV on Monday evening.
April 22, 2011 was Earth Day. My sister-in-law, who happens to be one of my very best friends, wrote an inspirational article in her blog sharing ideas to help live a “Greener” way.
I made a commitment to plant vegetables in my garden this year and I’ve finally been able to keep my promise.
Last Sunday I planted lettuce, radishes and carrots in patio planters.
No, not the Vancouver Canucks hockey team winning their game last night… It’s a Stellar Jay flying across the garden.
I have been spreading a bit of bird seed in the garden this year because of the colder spring weather. The Jays come for breakfast and this one was flying to the laburnum tree in the garden.
I was trying to get a shot of the Jay in flight. This isn’t what I was trying to achieve, but I like the result
Between Port McNeill and Port Hardy there are areas along the highway where every spring the black bears come to graze on a variety fresh grasses and other juicy greens. You are almost guaranteed to see at least one bear as you drive the 45 kilometers between the two communities.
I photographed this one (from the safety of my car) on my way back from Port Hardy this evening.
Do you know a better way to describe waiting for a BC Ferry?
Last Friday my husband and I travelled to Vancouver for some personal appointments. We planned on returning to Vancouver Island on the 5:00 pm ferry, however that wasn’t to be.
Disappointment quickly changed to pleasure. Now I had the opportunity to capture some of the activity on a sunny afternoon in Horseshoe Bay.
I love walking along an ocean beach…There is always something new washed ashore during high tides. It’s kind of like the now famous line from the movie Forrest Gump: …”Life is like a box of chocolates…”
The winter storms throw huge logs and stumps high up on the beach, leaving them stranded. Over time, the elements change their appearance, sluffing off the bark, softening rough edges and exposing the beautiful swirls and textures of the wood… Mother Nature’s Sculptures.
A friend of mine participated in a photography workshop this past January to learn some new techniques; something to spark the imagination.
In one of his photos, the trees looked like ghostly shadows jumping up and down. I liked the effect and knew exactly where to find the perfect grove of trees to give it a try.
Let me know what you think!
… for a beautiful day!
Not everyone likes skunk cabbage, but you have to admit they do brighten up an otherwise drab swamp in the spring. Look at those bright yellow flowers and the huge leaves. I’d even go as far as to say they’re exotic!
I can hear them; little green harbingers of spring! To me, a chorus of frogs croaking is one of the happiest sounds of spring.
I saw this little cutie a few years ago sunning itself on a big hosta leaf by my fish pond.
My husband and I are usually in a hurry to get home after a weekend away, and therfore we usually drive theVancouver Island inland highway; a faster yet boring route. However, it was a nice day so we decided to take the slower yet more scenic route along the water.
As we were passing through Fanny Bay, we could see the Stellar sea lions had hauled themselves out of the water and onto some log booms and floats in the bay.
These two were having what seemed to be a lover’s quarrel; lots of barking and snarling. However, it appeared to be over as quickly as it started. Isn’t it amazing what one kiss will do?
Usually I see swans, Canada geese and a variety of ducks. however, on this trip I saw this deer paddling down the river.
I generally don’t have much luck photographing herons. This one was busy looking for dinner and wasn’t concerned about me or my camera.